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how do you replace door lock actuator on 2002 lexus LS 430

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how do you replace door lock actuator on 2002 lexus LS 430?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

What was the price the dealer quoted on the part and labor?

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I ALSO WENT TO XXXXX DOES FULL BODY WORK i.e. wreck cars, damanged cars or just replacement on parts for wrecked cars. The price just for the lock actuator used or new was $500.00 and up and that much for labor! That seems really expensive because the car has lots of milage on it the locks fixed does not increase the value of the car! Im a mom of small children and don,t feel safe having to use the key to open the doors one at a time in a crowded or dark parking lot! Your help would be nice. Also,the other real problem is my navigation isn,t reading the disk and several people said the system had to be replaced @ price of $1,500.00 min. The locks are a matter of safty for me and my children.

Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

I will see what I can do. What door has the bad actuator and do the rest of the doors/actuators work normally?

 

Skyvisions

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Im sorry I throught the actuator was the main switch for all the doors! JUST A SMART MOM AND NURSE AND VERY HANDY AT FIXING THINGS.

THE TWO FRONT DOORS will not lock when you press the auto-lock button but the two back doors will lock!

Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

No problem, so you are saying that the dealer told you that you need the master switch on the divers door or did they say you need both front door actuators? Did the dealer do any exstensive testing or are they guessing?

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Im not sure I took it to the Toyota and Lexus dealership both said the door actuator needed to be replaced. Im note sure if they tested anything or just guessed. I took the car in to have the timing belt and 89.000 mile turn-up maintenance done. So I would think they had enough time to test the lock. Who knows the Toyota dealership did the work. The car now has 110,000 mile and they both said it probably wasn' worth the cost.
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

Well unfortunately the best price I can find is $482 online at http://www.mylexparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=searchCatalogOEM&siteid=214992

 

I have taken actuator motors apart before it is a very tedious and tricky procedure because they are a sealed unit. In order to replace the door lock motor/actuator the door panel has to be removed and the entire door lock assembly has to be removed from the door. The door lock motor/actuator itself bolts to the bottom of the door lock assembly. This is a fairly tedious job but normally the labor is about 1.5 flat rate hours times your local rate at about $100 an hour. The problem is if you order the actuator motor online and install it and it doesn't solve your problem you are out $500. The actuator motors are known to go bad. You may want to consider just replacing the right door actuator motor because the key will open and unlock the driver's door. Then later on and invest in the actuator motor for the drivers door. The master switch probably is fine because it will open the other doors in the rear. I can send you some diagrams on the door panel but the information for the door lock actuator is pretty sketchy as far as instructions. The me know how you'd like to proceed

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
  1. Thanks for your help,that is good advise to get actuator for rt. door, that would be safer for my kids to get in and out of the car. You are right I. might be out $500.00
  2. dollars if I can't fix it myself! Would you please send me the diagrams on the door panal. I would like to look at them. Do I have to have a specific type of tool other than the tradational screw-driver,wrench, other than the american tool set? Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

Click the link below and save the information. A couple of screwdrivers and Philips is basically all you need unless you're going to take the actuator assembly out of the door in which case you will need a larger Philips bid or torxs bit I don't recall on that year what they used for the three bolts to hold the actuator into the door. Once all the screws are removed the door panel is popped off with a pry bar or small screwdriver working your way around to release the pop clips.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=d8b582d3d53213eaab1eab3e9fa335ca06ad16d560831d0f

 

Let me know when you have the information.

 

Skyvisions

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
followed the link and there is noting to to download!
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

Not sure why it's not working I just checked it seems to but try these see if this works.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?hj22dmyj4wg

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?hbgiyn0ijdj

 

Let me know if these work for you.

 

Skyvisions

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Recieved Thanks for your help! Will let you know what I decide.
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

Good luck, and let me know how it goes. If you need any help in the future just asked for me, skyvisions, in the question and I will get back to you.

 

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